New Empire State Trail Section from Camillus to Onondaga Lake

November 11th, 2020

I just received this email that the Camillus Canal Trail extension was “officially” opened on October 16 –
New York State announced completion of a 3.5-mile section of the Empire State Trail that
is now open to the public. The new trail, which is also part of the Erie Canalway Trail, starts at
Reed Webster Park on Warners Road in Camillus, and runs east to Bridge Street. The 10-foot
wide trail has a compacted stonedust surface and gentle grades and is accessible to bicyclists,
walkers, and runners of all ages and abilities. Parts of the trail follow the original Erie Canal that
opened in 1820 and operated until 1910, when the canal was relocated to its current location
through Oneida Lake. The trail was constructed by Honeywell as part of their settlement through
the Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan process.
From Bridge Street, the Empire State Trail route runs through the State Fairgrounds, and then
continues east on existing bicycle/pedestrian bridges across I-690, where it joins the Loop-theLake Trail on the south shore of Onondaga Lake. West of Reed Webster Park, the Empire State
Trail follows the existing Erie Canalway Trail toward Rochester.
The new trail segment is part of the Empire State Trail, a 750-mile bicycling and hiking trail from
Buffalo to Albany and from New York City through the Hudson and Champlain Valleys to
Canada. New York State and Onondaga County are constructing additional trail sections that,
when completed in December 2020, will create a continuous bicycling and walking trail from
Camillus through Syracuse to DeWitt. The projects will eliminate a 14-mile gap in the Empire
State Trail, and will connect downtown Syracuse to the State Fairgrounds starting in 2021.

Planning Board Agenda Mon Oct 26 7:00

October 24th, 2020

TOWN OF CAMILLUS PLANNING BOARD
ZOOM Meeting Agenda Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/94187458839
Meeting ID: 941 8745 8839
Dial by your location +1 646 518 9805 US (New York)
October 26, 2020 – 7:00 pm
PUBLIC HEARING
none
NEW BUSINESS
Benderson Development – Fairmount Fair Plaza TM # 048.-01-01.1
3501-3577 West Genesee Street
Site Plan Application
OLD BUSINESS
Matteson Subdivision TM # 010.-02-40.1
6720 Van Buren Road
Sketch Plan (continuation)
5407 West Genesee Street (former Rio Grande restaurant) TM #065.-04-10.0/1
Site Plan Application (continuation)
OYA Camillus A LLC & OYA Camillus B LLC TM # 006.-04-12.1
6327 Van Alstine Road
Zoning Board Referral (continuation)
MINUTES TO REVIEW AND APPROVE
9/28/2020 (possibly)
DISCUSSION
CORRESPONDENCE
COMMENTS OF TOWN OFFICIAL.S
COMMENTS OF THE ATTORNEY
COMMENTS OF THE ENGINEER
COMMENTS OF BOARD MEMBERS

Town Board Agenda Tues Oct 27 7:00

October 24th, 2020

Town of Camillus 4600 West Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13219 FACE MASKS REQUIRED SOCIAL DISTANCING ENFORCED

TOWN BOARD MEETING: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2020
MEETING ROOM: TOWN BOARD ROOM (MALE AVENUE ENTRANCE)
CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PUBLIC HEARING (S)
1. Consider the 2021 preliminary budget and special districts budget. We are proposing a small decrease in the tax rate. You can view the budget at https://www.townofcamillus.com/default.aspx?PageID=929
2. Consider overriding the 2% tax cap mandated by New York State. – This item to be pulled as we are under the cap
PUBLIC COMMENT
SUPERVISOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
COUNCILOR’S COMMENTS \ COMMITTEE REPORTS
ACCEPT THE MINUTES
OLD BUSINESS
None
NEW BUSINESS
1. Set the date, time, and place as November 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Camillus Municipal Building to hold a public hearing pursuant to Article 17A of the General Municipal Law, to consider the consolidation of that portion of the Camillus Fire Protection District which lies south of the south line of the Conrail Railroad line and the Fairmount Fire Protection District and the proposed Joint Consolidation Agreement, a copy of which is on file for public inspection at the Camillus Town Clerk’s Office.
2. Set the date, time, and place as November 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Camillus Municipal Building to hold a public hearing to consider amending Chapter 34- Fences, §34.7-Exceptions, the purpose of which is to allow an eight foot fence in the back of the property located at 223 Gillespie Ave. TM# 045.-12-04.1. (Per Councilor Joy Flood
3. The Town of Camillus fully supports the application process with New York Agricultural Land Trust for the Hourigan Family Dairy Farm, owned by High Meadow Acres, LLC and ADR Holdings, LLC, to move forward in the process for purchase of development rights which protects the viable agricultural land through the use of voluntary conservation easements.
4. Approve payment No. 6 in the amount of $214,994.50 to Caldwell Tanks Inc., for the Rolling Meadows Tank Project. (Per Barton & Loguidice)
5. Approve the proposal for full time coating inspection by Ravi Engineering & Land Surveying for the Rolling Meadows Water Tank in the amount not to exceed $31,005.00 and authorize Supervisor to sign. (Per Barton & Loguidice)

PUBLIC COMMENT
ADJOURNMENT

Planning Board Agenda Wednesday October 14 7:00

October 10th, 2020

TOWN OF CAMILLUS
PLANNING BOARD
Please note the date change due to the holiday ZOOM Meeting – please refer to the PB Website for access to the meeting at https://www.townofcamillus.com/default.aspx?PageID=1008
October 14, 2020 – 7:00 pm
PUBLIC HEARING
none
NEW BUSINESS
1. Matteson Subdivision TM # 010.-02-40.1
6720 Van Buren Road
Sketch Plan

2. Edna L. Ryan Estate (Subdivision) TM # 020.-03-20.1
Newport Road
Sketch Plan

OLD BUSINESS
1. David P. Kurz TM # 022.-02-14.1
5723 Ike Dixon Road
Revised Sketch Plan
2. Hal DeBoer – Camillus Sportsmen’s Club, Inc. TM # 021.-04-12.0
5801 DeVoe Road
Zoning Board Referral – modification of Special Use Permit
3. 5407 West Genesee Street (former Rio Grande restaurant) TM #065.-04-10.0/1
Site Plan Application
4. OYA Camillus A LLC & OYA Camillus B LLC TM # 006.-04-12.1
6327 Van Alstine Road
Zoning Board Referral
MINUTES TO REVIEW AND APPROVE
8/24/2020
9/14/2020 (possibly)
DISCUSSION
CORRESPONDENCE
COMMENTS OF TOWN OFFICIALS
COMMENTS OF THE ATTORNEY

Town Board – Tuesday October 13 7:00

October 10th, 2020

Town of Camillus
4600 West Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13219

TOWN BOARD MEETING: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2020
MEETING ROOM: TOWN BOARD ROOM (MALE AVENUE ENTRANCE)
Masks are required, social distancing ennforced.

CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PUBLIC HEARING (S)

1. Considering amending Chapter 34- Fences, §34.7-Exceptions, the purpose of which is to allow a six foot wood privacy into the front yard setback and drainage easement on the south side of the house along Scenic Drive. The fence begins along the south face of the side of the house, crosses the 50 foot front yard setback along Scenic Drive then turns approximately 90 degrees to the east runs approximately 100 feet, encroaching into a drainage easement, then turning north back across the 50 front yard setback located at 5500 Rolling Meadows Way, TM# 020.-1-04-22.0. (Per Councilor Mary Luber)
PUBLIC COMMENT
SUPERVISOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
COUNCILOR’S COMMENTS \ COMMITTEE REPORTS
ACCEPT THE MINUTES
OLD BUSINESS

None
NEW BUSINESS
1. Set the date, time, and place as October 27, 2020 at 7: 00 p.m. at the Camillus Municipal Building to hold a public hearing to consider the 2021 preliminary budget and special districts budget.
2. Terminate the Coordinated Assessment Program with the Town of Elbridge effective December 31, 2020.
3. Approve the agreement with New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and Intentions to conduct a Non-Reappraisal Reassessment and authorize Supervisor to sign.
4. Approve the service agreement appendix A for GASB 75 Actuarial Valuation for the two year period 2020-2021 in the amount of $10,500.00 and authorize Supervisor to sign.
5. Approve the agreement between the Town of Camillus and CNYSPCA from January 1, 2021- December 31, 2021 for cruelty services in the amount of $4,350.06 and authorize Supervisor to sign.
6. Approve the CSEA Agreement effective January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2022 and authorize Supervisor to sign.
7. Approve the addendum to the Park Outdoor Advertising of New York, Inc., Lease to allow Park Outdoor Advertising of New York, Inc., to assign the lease to its lender in the event of a default however such an assignment must be with the consent of the Town and authorize supervisor to sign document prepared by Town Attorney.
8. Effective November 2, 2020 approve the lateral transfer of Derrick S. Edick of Cortland, NY as a full time police officer for the Camillus Police Department with an annual salary of $72,918.00 and a 12 week probationary period. (Per Personnel Committee)
PUBLIC COMMENT
ADJOURNMENT

Planning Board Monday Sept 28 7:00

September 27th, 2020

Meeting to be held via zoom – check the PB Website page for the link at https://www.townofcamillus.com/default.aspx?PageID=1008 PUBLIC HEARING
none
NEW BUSINESS
Michael Durant (Southview Manor Apartments, LLC) TM # 027.-01-04.1
2660 West Genesee Turnpike
Amended Site Plan

Matteson Subdivision TM # 010.-02-40.1
6720 Van Buren Road
Sketch Plan

OLD BUSINESS
Holdrege Subdivision TM # 007.-02-11.4
3386 Armstrong Road
Preliminary Plat Application
Final Plat Application

Cichowski Subdivision TM # 006.-04-02.0
6422 Van Alstine Road
Preliminary Plat Application
Final Plat Application

5407 West Genesee Street (former Rio Grande restaurant) TM #065.-04-10.0/1
Site Plan Application

OYA Camillus A LLC & OYA Camillus B LLC TM # 006.-04-12.1
6327 Van Alstine Road
Zoning Board Referral
MINUTES TO REVIEW AND APPROVE
8/24/2020
DISCUSSION
CORRESPONDENCE
COMMENTS OF TOWN OFFICIAL.S
COMMENTS OF THE ATTORNEY
COMMENTS OF THE ENGINEER
COMMENTS OF BOARD MEMBERS

Town Board Meeting Tuesday September 22 – 7:00

September 19th, 2020

Town of Camillus 4600 West Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13219
FACE MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ENFORCED

CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PUBLIC HEARING
(S) None
PUBLIC COMMENT
SUPERVISOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

COUNCILOR’S COMMENTS \ COMMITTEE REPORTS
ACCEPT THE MINUTES
OLD BUSINESS

None
NEW BUSINESS
1. Approve payment No. 5 in the amount of $91,390.00 to Caldwell Tanks Inc., for the worked completed to July 25, 2020 for the Rolling Meadows Tank Project.
2. Approve Town of Camillus participation in the CNY Stormwater Coalition Staff Services and Education Compliance Assistance Program for 2021 at a cost not to exceed $3,600.00.
3. Set the date, time, and place as October 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Camillus Municipal Building to hold a public hearing to considering amending Chapter 34- Fences, §34.7-Exceptions, the purpose of which is to allow a six foot wood privacy into the front yard setback and drainage easement on the south side of the house along Scenic Drive. The fence begins along the south face of the side of the house, crosses the 50 foot front yard setback along Scenic Drive then turns approximately 90 degrees to the east runs approximately 100 feet, encroaching into a drainage easement, then turning north back across the 50 front yard setback located at 5500 Rolling Meadows Way, TM# 020.-1-04-22.0. (Per Councilor Mary Luber)
4. Approve the Town of Camillus Deer Management Plan for 2020-2021. (Per Councilor Steve James)
PUBLIC COMMENT
ADJOURNMENT

Liz and Dave Beebe Erie Canal Park

September 12th, 2020

On Thursday September 10, 2020, I had the privilege of attending the dedication of the Liz and Dave Beebe Erie Canal Park. Dave and Liz are the reason why we have this tremendous asset in our community. There tireless efforts for nearly 50 years revived the Erie Canal through the Town of Camillus. This is just a small token of gratitude for all of their work.

Fairmount Community Library

September 12th, 2020

Congratulations to John Rittell, who recently retired as Executive Director of the library and please welcome aboard Brenda Shea as the new Director.

Recycling

September 12th, 2020

The Town Board recently joined the Onondaga County Legislature and several other municipalities in its support to urge the NYS Legislature to focus expansion of the NYS Returnable Container Act (“Bottle Bill”) on glass beverage containers only and to place a fully redeemable deposit of $.25 on each bottle of wine & spirits.
Local municipal curbside recycling programs are facing exponential increases in costs due to the loss of the Chinese export market, estimated to exceed $40 million annually statewide in 2019, and $60 million in 2020. Many communities cannot support the higher costs of recycling and are struggling to maintain their programs. Enacting a $0.25 deposit on wine and liquor glass containers is a cost-effective
incentive to ensure their recovery. Larger deposit values inspire greater redemption rates. The NYS Legislature should allocate a portion of the unclaimed deposits collected to the Environmental Protection Fund to support recycling and recycling markets statewide. Deposits should be placed on other non-alcoholic glass containers, including iced coffee and teas, energy drinks, and Kamubucha, to further enhance the recovery rate and improve curbside recycling quality.